Saturday, May 31, 2008
Aging Democrats: They're Not "Too Old"
Age is somewhat relative. There are "old" 30-year olds. There are "young" 70-year olds. Much depends on genetics and heredity. John McCain appears to possess some very sturdy family genetics, witness his Mom.
The Left is doing their very best to make age an issue with John McCain. The Left, of course, is a bunch of Ageists. Ageists are just like Racists - of which the Dems also are - but Ageist Dems, as do all Dems, are applying double-standards and hypocrisy in trying to make McCain's age an issue.
While others have made analogies of age using Winston Churchill and other world leaders who served their constituents with vigor and intellect despite their advancing years, I stuck to the 110th Congress and reviewed the ages of some members in the House and Senate.
Most of the individuals below are - give or take two-to-four years - right around the same age as John McCain. Some of them are considerably older and with known health infirmities such as Ted Tumor Kennedy, yet the Left is fine with these individuals remaining in Congress with a terminal illness.
South Dakota U.S. Senator Democrat Tim Johnson, still confined to a wheelchair after suffering debilitating brain hemorrhages, continues occupying a spot in the Senate. Well, whatever it take for Democrats to hold onto a seat. Even if it means the person can barely function and isn't cognizant of his surroundings. Right Dems? Just hold onto the seat occupied by any Dem and never let go as long as a heartbeat is present.
The below dates of birth cited are from Wikipedia, which footnotes other references for this data.
Democrats never made age an issue with the below people, because...because...well, they are Democrats.
Let's look at the ages of some Democrat Members of the Senate and The House:
Edward Kennedy (born February 22, 1932), Age 76 - and with an inoperable tumor.
Robert "The Klansman" Byrd (born November 20, 1917), Age 91 - recently hospitalized.
Patrick Leahy (born March 31, 1940), Age 68
Nancy Pelosi (born March 26, 1940), Age 68
Maxine Waters (born on August 15, 1938), Turns 70 in August
Charles "Charlie" Rangel (born June 11, 1930), Turns 78 in June
Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (born June 22, 1933), Turns 75 in June
John "Jay" Rockefeller IV (born June 18, 1937), Turns 71 in June
Daniel Akaka (born September 11, 1924, Turns 84 in September
Max Baucus (born December 11, 1941), Turns 67 in December
John “Jack” Murtha (born 17 June 1932), Turns 76 in June
Thomas "Tom" Harkin (born November 19, 1939), Turns 69 in November
Carl Levin (born June 28, 1934), Turns 74 in June
Frank Lautenberg (born January 23, 1924), Age 84
Barbara Ann Mikulski (born July 20, 1936), Turns 72 in July
Earl Benjamin "Ben" Nelson (born May 17, 1941), Age 67
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (born September 8, 1941),Turns 67 in September
Timothy Peter Johnson (born December 28, 1946),Turns 62 in December
Harry Reid (born December 2, 1939) Turns 69 in December
Isaac "Ike" Skelton (born December 20, 1931) Turns 77 in December
Harry E. Mitchell (born July 18, 1940) Turns 68 in July
Alcee Hastings (born September 5, 1936) Turns 70 in September
James Enos "Jim" Clyburn (born July 21, 1940) Turns 68 in July
Barnett "Barney" Frank (born March 31, 1940) Age 68
James "Jim" Oberstar (born September 10, 1934) Turns 74 in September
If all those older than John McCain - especially Kennedy, Byrd, Lautenberg, Akaka, Rangel, Murtha, Feinstein, Levin, Rangel, Obertar and Skelton - are fit to hold office, there's no damn reason why McCain's age precludes him from holding the office of President.
Ageism...another wedge issue used and abused, with great abandon of double-standards and hypocrisy by the Democrats. We expect nothing else from them. They have to use issues like age because they cannot win on the issues. They have no issues.
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